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Round 1 draft notes

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on May 8, 2014 at 11:16 pm with 2 Comments »
May 8, 2014 11:16 pm

Notes from tonight’s first round:

NO. 1 D-LINEMEN: Houston selected DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, marking the first time a defensive lineman has been chosen first overall since 2006 (MARIO WILLIAMS, Houston).

Clowney is the 14th defensive lineman in NFL history to be selected with the No. 1 overall pick and only the second player from South Carolina to be chosen No. 1 overall (GEORGE ROGERS, 1981).

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN – NO. 1 OVERALL SELECTIONS

(ALL-TIME)

YEAR PLAYER TEAM COLLEGE
1963 Buck Buchanan Kansas City Grambling
1967 Bubba Smith Baltimore Colts Michigan State
1972 Walt Patulski Buffalo Notre Dame
1973 John Matuszak Houston Tampa
1974 Ed Jones Dallas Tennessee State
1976 Lee Roy Selmon Tampa Bay Oklahoma
1982 Kenneth Sims New England Texas
1985 Bruce Smith Buffalo Virginia Tech
1991 Russell Maryland Dallas Miami
1992 Steve Emtman Indianapolis Washington
1994 Dan Wilkinson Cincinnati Ohio State
2000 Courtney Brown Cleveland Penn State
2006 Mario Williams Houston North Carolina State
2014 Jadeveon Clowney Houston South Carolina

 

TOP TIGER: Selected No. 4 overall by Buffalo, Clemson WR SAMMY WATKINS is the second wide receiver in school history to be drafted in the top 10, joining JERRY BUTLER (1979, 5th overall). Watkins is also the fifth Clemson wide receiver to be drafted in the first round.

CLEMSON WRs SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND (ALL-TIME)

YEAR PLAYER

NO. CHOSEN

TEAM
1979 Jerry Butler

5

Buffalo Bills
1982 Perry Tuttle

19

Buffalo Bills
2001 Rod Gardner

15

Washington Redskins
2013 DeAndre Hopkins

27

Houston Texans
2014 Sammy Watkins

4

Buffalo Bills

Clemson is the fifth school in draft history to have a wide receiver selected in the first round in consecutive years. In 2013, WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS was selected 27th overall by Houston.

The schools to have wide receivers selected in Round 1 in consecutive years:

COLLEGE FIRST-ROUND WIDE RECEIVERS (YEARS)
Tennessee Anthony Hancock (1982), Willie Gault (1983), Clyde Duncan (1984)
Southern California Curtis Conway (1993), Johnnie Morton (1994)
Colorado Charles Johnson (1994), Michael Westbrook (1995)
Ohio State Joey Galloway (1995), Terry Glenn (1996)
Ohio State Santonio Holmes (2006), Ted Ginn Jr. (2007), Anthony Gonzalez (2007)
Clemson DeAndre Hopkins (2013), Sammy Watkins (2014)


HEY, POP
!: With his selection by the Atlanta Falcons with the No. 6 overall pick in today’s draft, Texas A&M T JAKE MATTHEWS joined an exclusive NFL club.

Matthews becomes the 10th son of a Pro Football Hall of Fame player/coach to be drafted into the league. Jake follows his father BRUCE (HOF, 2007). Bruce Matthews, a guard, was drafted out of Southern California by the Houston Oilers in the first round (No. 9 overall) in 1982.

Jake Matthews is the fourth son of a Hall of Famer to be drafted in the first round, joining CHRIS and KYLE LONG and KELLEN WINSLOW.

The Hall of Fame father/drafted son rundown:

SELECTED FATHER/SELECTED SON

HALL OF FAME FATHER (Year Inducted) DRAFTED SON(S) (Team, Year)
LB Bobby Bell (1983) LB Bobby Bell, Jr. (N.Y. Jets, 1984)
RB Tony Dorsett (1994) CB Anthony Dorsett (Houston, 1996)
QB Bob Griese (1990) QB Brian Griese (Denver, 1998)
G Russ Grimm (2010) S Cody Grimm (Tampa Bay, 2010)
DT Howie Long (2000) DE Chris Long (St. Louis, 2008)G Kyle Long (Chicago, 2013)
G Bruce Matthews (2007) T Jake Matthews (Atlanta, 2014)
RB-DB/Coach Don Shula (1997) QB Mike Shula (Tampa Bay, 1987)
T Jackie Slater (2001) WR Matthew Slater (New England 2008)
TE Kellen Winslow (1995) TE Kellen Winslow (Cleveland, 2004)


QUICK HITS
: QB BLAKE BORTLES (Jacksonville, No. 3) was selected earlier than any other player in Central Florida history. He joins QB DAUNTE CULPEPPER (1999, No. 11 overall, Minnesota) as the only players in school history to be chosen in Round 1. LB KHALIL MACK (Oakland, No. 5) is the first player from the University of Buffalo to be drafted in Round 1. … Three Louisville players were selected in Round 1 of an NFL Draft for the first time in history – S CALVIN PRYOR (No. 18, N.Y. Jets), QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER (No. 32, Minnesota) and LB MARCUS SMITH (No. 26, Philadelphia).

SEC FLAVOR: The Southeastern Conference had 11 players drafted in Round 1 tonight, the most of any conference.

Since 2000, the SEC leads all conferences with 607 total draft choices:

CONFERENCE

DRAFT CHOICES

SEC

607

Big Ten

488

ACC

452

PAC-12

428

Big XII

384

ACQUIRING AGGIES: A pair of Texas A&M teammates – T JAKE MATTHEWS (Atlanta, No. 6) and WR MIKE EVANS (No. 7, Tampa Bay) – were selected back-to back early in Round 1. This marks the first time in school history two Aggies have been selected with back-to-back top 10 picks.

CONSECUTIVE TOP 10 CHOICES FROM SAME COLLEGE

1937

Nebraska – HB Lloyd Cardwell (7) and E Les McDonald (8)

1943

Minnesota – HB Bill Daley (7) and T Dick Wildung (8)

1946

Notre Dame – QB Johnny Lujack (4) and T George Connor (5)

1948

Alabama – HB Lowell Tew (4) and C Vaughn Mancha (5)

1949

Notre Dame – QB Frank Tripucka (9) and G Bill Fischer (10)

1949

Southern Methodist – RB Doak Walker (3) and HB Paul Page (4)

1959

Ohio State – HB Don Clark (7) and C Dan James (8)

1967

Michigan State – DT Bubba Smith (1) and RB Clint Jones (2)

1977

Southern California – T Marvin Powell (4) and DT Gary Jeter (5)

1978

Notre Dame – TE Ken MacAfee (7) and DT Ross Browner (8)

1981

UCLA – RB Freeman McNeil (3) and DB Kenny Easley (4)

1984

Nebraska – WR Irving Fryar (1) and T Dean Steinkuhler (2)

1990

Southern California – LB Junior Seau (5) and DB Mark Carrier (6)

1991

Nebraska – DB Bruce Pickens (3) and LB Mike Croel (4)

1991

Tennessee – T Charles McRae (7) and T Antone Davis (8)

1992

Stanford – T Bob Whitfield (8) and RB Tommy Vardell (9)

1993

Alabama – DE John Copeland (5) and DE Eric Curry (6)

1996

Illinois – LB Kevin Hardy (2) and DE Simeon Rice (3)

2000

Penn State – DE Courtney Brown (1) and LB LaVar Arrington (2)

2002

Texas – T Mike Williams (4) and DB Quentin Jammer (5)

2004

Miami – S Sean Taylor (5) and TE Kellen Winslow (6)

2010

Oklahoma – DT Gerald McCoy (3) and T Trent Williams (4)

2013

Alabama – DB Dee Milliner (9) and G Chance Warmack (10)

2014

Texas A&M – T Jake Matthews (6) and WR Mike Evans (7)

 

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. Macabrevity says:

    Other note of mention… ESPN’s coverage suprisingly blew away NFL Network. Mike Mayock, who most agree is a far superior draft analyst to Kiper/McShay was wayyyyy off his A-game (never even knew what team they were discussing) and NFL network didn’t even manage to leave time for significant highlight footage of each draftee, skipped many but always managed to waste time showing highlights of the NFL player each draftee most resembles. Absolutely awful coverage…

  2. Macabrevity says:

    Surprisingly…. I hate typos….

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